Join us as we celebrate Mission Africa’s success this past year and raise funds to continue changing lives, one village at a time.
Our virtual celebration will include a keynote speaker, special performances, highlights of our success this past year, and more! Admission is complimentary, however registration is required.
We understand that you may not be able to attend our event due to previously planned engagements. Donations are appreciated regardless!
Celebrate 50 triumphant years of El Centro de la Raza with us at our annual Building the Beloved Community Gala on October 8th, 2022. Our live program will take place at the Washington Convention Center from 5-9pm, with virtual options for those who prefer to watch from home.
It has been an honor to spend the last half-century dedicating our work towards serving our community, and we have so many people that we are grateful to. We want to dedicate this momentous anniversary year to:
Pioneers of social change, including advocates for mutli-racial unity, shepherds of anti-war movements, local faith communities, volunteers, and activists
The people who originally occupied the old Beacon Hill school in the name of dignity and for a better life for the Latino community
Our generous supporters from all walks of life, who have made it possible for us to continue our work, from 1972 to this present day
It is an honor to still be here today providing critical services, life-changing opportunities, developing resiliency, and hope. We are so fortunate to not only be surviving, but thriving, with all thanks due to our incredible community of supporters, donors, residents, and staff.
Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022 for our 50th Anniversary Building the Beloved Community Gala and take part in an exciting live event that raises funds for vital programs and services that benefit more than 22,000 individuals and families across our region. The evening will include live music, a reception, a plated dinner, a keynote address by Thomas A. Saenz – President and General Counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Foundation) the presentation of our Roberto Maestas Legacy Awards & Scholarships, an online auction, and more!